March 9, 2007, Vancouver, BC -- El Niņo Ventures Inc. ("El Niņo") (TSX.V: ELN; OTCBB: ELNOF; Frankfurt: E7Q) is pleased to announce that further to its news release of January 29, 2007 the Company has closed its non-brokered private placement and has issued 750,000 units at a purchase price of $0.40 per unit for gross proceeds of $300,000.
Each unit consisted of one common share and one-half of one non-transferable share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to purchase an additional common share at a price of $0.55 for a period of 12 months from closing.
In connection with this closing, the Company has paid $22,720 as a finder fee.
In compliance with Canadian securities laws, all of the securities issued in connection with this closing are subject to a hold period expiring on July 8, 2007.
About El Niņo
El Niņo is an exploration stage company in the midst of a 23,500 meter drill program on the Bathurst Zinc/Base Metals Mining Camp. This is the first part of a 50,000 meter drill program that began in Oct 2006 and will continue on until March 2008. This financing will solidify El Niņo's commitment of $5 million, as stipulated in the Option/Joint Venture Agreement signed with Xstrata Zinc Canada in May 2006. Additional proceeds of this financing will be applied to the further acquisition of projects outside of Canada, and position El Niņo as an aggressive international mineral exploration company.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
"Jean Luc Roy"
Jean Luc Roy
President & COO
The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release
This news release contains certain "Forward-Looking Statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the United States Securities & Exchange Commission. This email should not be construed as an offer to buy or sell securities of this company.